WASHINGTON - Police say one person is dead after the driver of a speeding car struck multiple vehicles early Friday morning in Southwest, D.C.
The incident was reported around 3:15 a.m. along multiple blocks of S. Capitol Street. Officers say the speeding car struck at least three other vehicles before catching fire and stopping near Galveston Street.
The passenger of the striking vehicle was killed and the driver needed to be extricated. Police say three other people were injured.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
BREAKING: Deadly crash shuts down a huge stretch of S. Capitol St near Galveston St. One person has died, three more hospitalized. Striking car reportedly hit multiple vehicles, then caught fire. pic.twitter.com/SAP4CBYBei— Anne Cutler (@AnneCutler) October 19, 2018
BREAKING NEWS: A horrific crash shuts down multiple blocks of S. Capitol St near Galveston in SW DC. 1 person is dead, 3 others injured, and at least 3 cars were involved. Police say speeding driver hit multiple cars, then caught fire. Deceased was passenger in striking vehicle. pic.twitter.com/ys9WOW7DpL— Anne Cutler (@AnneCutler) October 19, 2018